Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Texas Tech Charter Day Ceremonies
DATE OF INTERVIEW: February 8 and 10, 1973
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: N/A (Speeches)
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 30 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Tape recordings of the ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the chartering of Texas Tech.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: Band plays a march
Introduction and invocation
President Murray recognizes Lubbock dignitaries and addresses the assembly
Jack Baker recognizes groups and individuals
Present members of the Board of Regents introduced
Former Governor Preston Smith addresses the assembly
Smith reads late Governor Pat Neff’s 1924 speech to the assembly
Neff’s educational philosophy and American
ideology evident
Benediction given
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Blank
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Welcoming speech by Bill Collins, Chairman of the Texas Tech Board of Regents
Invocation by Texas Tech Choir
Greetings
Charles E. Dale, representing Faculty Council
Greg Wimmer, President of Student Association
Wilmer Smith, President of Ex-Students Association
Musical selection by Texas Tech Chamber Orchestra
Remarks by President Grover Murray
Moment of silence and tribute to Ray Downing
Messages from dignitaries unable to attend read
Judge T. Whitfield Davidson
Governor Dolph Briscoe
Rep. Elmer Tarbox
Congressman George H. Mahon
Dr. Robert C. Goodwin
Presentation of medals to new Horn Professors
Introduction of Dr. Nevitt Sanford
Address by Dr. Nevitt Sanford, Scientific Director of the Wright Institute
TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Address by Dr. Nevitt Sanford (continued)
Concluding remarks by Bill Collins
Recessional music
RANGE DATES: 1973
BULK DATES: 1973